Assignments October 16-19

32. Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 landscape photos or advanced patterns in nature or hands and feet photos. Please go through different student’s work to view more than four. Your comments need to include the photography and art language that we have talked about so far. This is not a one word or one sentence comment. Take your time and think about the other person’s work, what spoke to you, what did you like, what could be included to make the photo more dynamic, etc. Make sure that your comments are thought provoking and helpful. Type out your comments on four of your favorite photos on the blog. Then in Microsoft Word, copy each of your comments and the photo that you commented on, include the photographers name, and upload your word document to your blog as “Comments 8.”

 

33. Conceptual Self Portrait – Due Wednesday before class is over

Take a photograph, which represents something important about yourself, without showing your face in the photograph. In the caption section, when you post, include a title. You will upload your best 4 photos that show, conceptually, yourself. Please post as a gallery 2×2. Add the following to the post: First define the word “conceptual” (in your own words) and then write a two to three paragraph reflection explaining how each of your photographs conceptually and visually shows something about you and what you are attempting to share about yourself with the viewer. Title your blog post “Conceptual Self Portraits.”

Examples:

 

34. In groups of 3-4 take these photos and upload to your blog as “Nature Scavenger Hunt.” Only one person needs to upload, but add in an extra at the end who was in your group. 5×2 gallery. Title each photo with the names below. There are 10 photos total. These need to be new photos that you take today during class. I will open the titles of each photo on Thursday.

 

Assignments October 9-12

29. Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 grand landscape photos or advanced nature in color photos. Please go through different student’s work to view more than four. Your comments need to include the photography and art language that we have talked about so far. This is not a one word or one sentence comment. Take your time and think about the other person’s work, what spoke to you, what did you like, what could be included to make the photo more dynamic, etc. Make sure that your comments are thought provoking and helpful. Type out your comments on four of your favorite photos on the blog. Then in Microsoft Word, copy each of your comments and the photo that you commented on, include the photographers name, and upload your word document to your blog as “Comments 7.”

 

30. Up Close and Detail Landscape Photos – Due Thursday before class is over

Watch the video about up close and details of landscapes. Photograph a small detail of the landscape, a tree, a waterfall, or even a leaf. Or, try a close-up view of a bigger subject like a hillside. Your photographs should have a large depth of field with most of the scene in focus. You will edit (crop out unwanted backgrounds, change colors, etc) and upload your best 6 photos to your blog, title the post “Up Close and Detail Landscape Photos.” 3×3 gallery, title the photos in the caption.

 

31. Landscape Details and Close-ups Writing Due Wednesday before class is over

After looking at the photographs from Eliot Porter write about the role of value in his color landscape detail photos (you can also look up more of his work online). What do the different values do for the photos? Explain what you think and why you think this. Also, write about the use of viewpoint/vantage point for each photo. What was the viewpoint (far away, up close, getting down to the level, etc)? Does it work for each photo? This should be at least a paragraph using complete sentences. Then, find an image online that shows landscape detail well and write about the composition and the artistic approaches used in the photograph. Make sure to credit the photographer. Do not turn in as a word document, add the image to your blog post. You will be graded on conventions and ideas and content. Upload to your blog, title it “Landscape Detail Writing.”

Assignments October 2-5

26Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 zoo photos or advanced zoo photos. Please go through different student’s work to view more than four. Your comments need to include the photography and art language that we have talked about so far. This is not a one word or one sentence comment. Take your time and think about the other person’s work, what spoke to you, what did you like, what could be included to make the photo more dynamic, etc. Make sure that your comments are thought provoking and helpful. Type out your comments on four of your favorite photos on the blog. Then in Microsoft Word, copy each of your comments and the photo that you commented on, include the photographers name, and upload your word document to your blog as “Comments 6.”

 

27. Grand Landscape –  Due Thursday before class is over

We will watch a video on how to think artistically while taking landscapes, then we will watch a video on grand landscape. We will take photographs of the Grand Landscape. Create Grand Landscape photographs that include the sky. Most, or all, of the scene should be in focus. Use the Rule of Thirds to compose the images, placing the horizon on the upper line in one variation and on the lower line in another. Depending on which line you use, this is a way to shift the emphasis from the land to the sky or vice versa. You will upload your best 6 photos to your blog on Thursday after you have edited the photos. Crop out any unwanted background information, change the colors (upload at least one photo in black and white), and use any other editing to help the emphasis and focus of the photo. Your blog post will be titled “Grand Landscape Photos.” Gallery, 3×3.

28. Rye Telephone Company Book Cover Contest – Due Thursday before class is over

You will submit one photo for the telephone company contest. The photo should showcase the landscape (beauty) of the Greenhorn Valley. Upload to your blog as a gallery 1×1 and title the post “RTC Phone Book.”

Assignments September 25-28

23. Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 pet photos or advanced choice or sound photos. Please go through different student’s work to view more than four. Your comments need to include the photography and art language that we have talked about so far. This is not a one word or one sentence comment. Take your time and think about the other person’s work, what spoke to you, what did you like, what could be included to make the photo more dynamic, etc. Make sure that your comments are thought provoking and helpful. Type out your comments on four of your favorite photos on the blog. Then in Microsoft Word, copy each of your comments and the photo that you commented on, include the photographers name, and upload your word document to your blog as Comments 5.

24. Animal Writing – Due Tuesday before class is over

Find two animal photos that are similar and compare them (think about maybe same animal, same angle, same point of view, lines, color, etc), then find two animal photos that are different (different animal, different angles, different point of view, lines, color, etc) and contrast them. This should be a paragraph. You will be graded on content and conventions. Please post this to your blog before class is over and title it “Animal Writing.” Do not post as a Word document, add the similar photos into your blog post as media gallery 2×2 and then add the writing below. Then add the different photos into the blog post as media gallery 2×2 and then add the writing below.

25. Zoo Photos – Due Thursday before class is over 

While at the zoo think about different viewpoints, close up, angles, and more. These images can range from full body shots to head shots. You can choose to show the entire animal in relation to its zoo environment, which can resemble its natural environment, or you can closely frame the animal’s head, turning the image into an informal portrait. Take a lot of photographs so that you can decide which your best 6 photos are. Edit and upload the best 6 to your blog and name the post “Zoo Photos.”

Read article and watch video to get ideas about taking zoo photos artistically. Tips for taking zoo photos and Zoo_Photos

Alternative Assignment – Due Wednesday before class is over

If you don’t go to the zoo you need to complete the following assignment

Find three different zoo photos that have three different viewpoints/angles. Write about the viewpoints/angles and how you would be able to get this type of photo if you visited the zoo. This should be a paragraph for each photo. Do not turn in as a Word document, please add the photos to your blog post.  You will be graded on content and word choice. Blog post should be named “Zoo Writing,” make sure that you give credit to the photographer.

Also, create a PowerPoint with five photos that inspire you. Explain why they inspire you, how the photograph was accomplished, and who the photographer is. This portion is due Thursday before class is over. Title the blog post “Photos that Inspire Me.”

Assignments September 18-21

19.  Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 light and shadow or texture photos or advanced commercial photos. Please go through different student’s work to view more than four. Your comments need to include the photography and art language that we have talked about so far. This is not a one word or one sentence comment. Take your time and think about the other person’s work, what spoke to you, what did you like, what could be included to make the photo more dynamic, etc. Make sure that your comments are thought provoking and helpful. Type out your comments on four of your favorite photos on the blog. Then in Microsoft Word, copy each of your comments and the photo that you commented on, include the photographers name, and upload your word document to your blog as Comments 4.

20. Photos That Changed The World – Due Tuesday before class is over  

Read this link about the Photos that changed the world and write a 500 word  reflection about 3 of the photographs. Include each photo that you will be discussing, the story behind each photograph, how it impacted the world and your opinion of it. This writing is about the photo and your opinion of it. Please title the post “Photos that Changed the World.”

21. Animal Photos – Due Thursday before class is over

We will watch the two videos (Thinking_Artistically_Video and Pet Video) and read the following article to get a better idea on being artistic wile taking photograph of animals. Then, you will take photos of your pets. Obviously, you can’t bring your pets to school, so this assignment will be done at home. Photograph your pets, creating either an intimate portrait or an action shot of them at play. If you don’t have a pet, borrow one from your friends or family (go to someone’s house). Capture your subject with its background environment in focus, and then with the pet as the only sharply focused object. Use what you know about action photography to freeze the action for some shots, and blur it to enhance the sense of movement in others. You will edit and upload your best 4 to your blog on Thursday in a gallery. Please name the blog post “Pet Photos.”

22. Phoetry – Due Thursday before class is over

Phoetry is the combination of poetry and photography. Poetry is sometimes hard to understand. Digital photography can help make abstract poems more concrete. You will illustrate a poem with pictures. Select a short poem, type up your poem and separate them into stanzas in Powerpoint; each stanza would be a separate slide. You will go out and take photos to illustrate the words for each stanza. Change the font for the poem to go along with the words or the photos that you choose. This will be due on Thursday before class is over. Please name the blog post “Phoetry.”

Assignments September 11-14

14. Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 composition photos or advanced shadow and light photos. Please go through different student’s work to view more than four. Your comments need to include the photography and art language that we have talked about so far. This is not a one word or one sentence comment. Take your time and think about the other person’s work, what spoke to you, what did you like, what could be included to make the photo more dynamic, etc. Make sure that your comments are thought provoking and helpful. Type out your comments on four of your favorite photos on the blog. Then in Microsoft Word, copy each of your comments and the photo that you commented on, include the photographers name, and upload your word document to your blog as Comments 3.

15. Shadows and light Writing: Due Tuesday Before Class is Over

Find one photo online which shows shadows and light. Post the photo to your blog as a new post called “Writing Critique for Shadows.” Write 5 sentences for the photo describing it and what you think of it. Make sure to give the photographer photo credit if possible.

Watch videos on this Link,this one and this one to help understand more about shadows and light while photographing

16. Shadows and Light Photos: Due Thursday Before Class is Over

Take photos to show the use of shadows and light. You will edit and post to your blog 4 of these photos. Title the blog post “Shadows and Light Photos.” Make sure to put this in a gallery of 4.

17. Texture Writing – Writing Due Tuesday Before Class is Over

Find one photo online which shows amazing texture. Write a five sentence critique explaining why you think this is such a successful photograph- compositionally and technically, and why you chose it (make sure to pay attention to spelling, capitalization, and punctuation). Title the blog post “Texture Writing.”

18. TEXTURE Photos – Due Thursday Before Class is Over

Go outside in brighter light and photograph items that show texture. Edit and post to your blog 4 of these photos. Title the blog post “Texture.” Make sure to put this in a gallery of 4.

 

Assignments September 4-7

11. Comments – Due Tuesday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the photo 1 elements of art or principles of design photos or advanced choice projects. Please go through different student’s work to view more than four. Your comments need to include the photography and art language that we have talked about so far. This is not a one word or one sentence comment. Take your time and think about the other person’s work, what spoke to you, what did you like, what could be included to make the photo more dynamic, etc. Make sure that your comments are thought provoking and helpful. Type out your comments on four of your favorite photos on the blog. Then in Microsoft Word, copy each of your comments and the photo that you commented on, include the photographers name, and upload your word document to your blog as Comments 2.

12. Is Photography Art – Due Wednesday before class is over

Using this website and the video, think about what makes a photo good, why are some photographs better than others, what is the difference between fine art and snapshots? Write a paragraph answering these questions and deciding in  your opinion what makes or doesn’t make photography an art. Also, find two photos that you think are good and two photos that you think are bad and explain what makes them good and what makes them bad. You will be graded on content and conventions. Title your blog post “Is Photography Art.” 

13. Composition Photos – Due Thursday before class is over

We will go over more with the composition rules in class using the videos below. You will take four photos at 50mm to show the use of composition and how it will change the look of your photo and your thought process while taking photos. Upload your best four photos to your blog, blog post title should be “Composition Photos.”

Composition Video 1

Composition Video 2

Composition Project

 

Assignments August 28-31

8. Comments – Due Monday before class is over

Comment on your favorite four photos from the advanced photos class for their choice projects. Please go through different student’s work to view more than four. Your comments need to include the photography and art language that we have talked about so far. This is not a one word or one sentence comment. Take your time and think about the other person’s work, what spoke to you, what did you like, what could be included to make the photo more dynamic, etc. Make sure that your comments are thought provoking and helpful. Type out your comments on four of your favorite photos on the blog. Then in Microsoft Word, copy each of your comments and the photo that you commented on, include the photographers name, and upload your word document to your blog as Comments 1.

9. Elements of Art Photos – Due Thursday before class is over

Read the following about the The_Elements_of_Art 

Take photos to show the use of each of the elements of art. Make a gallery of images in your blog. Post your gallery, write a title and the description explaining which element of art each photo is. You should have a photo for line, shape, color, value, space, and texture (6 photos total), and title the post “Elements of Art Photos.” Edit your photos before uploading them to your blog. 

10. Principles of Design Photos – Due Thursday before class is over

Read the following about the The_Principles_of_Design 

Due Thursday before class is over. Take photos to show the use of each of the principles of design. Make a gallery of images in your blog. Post your gallery, write a title and the description explaining which element of art each photo is under the caption. You should have a photo for balance, pattern, unity, variety, movement or rhythm, and emphasis (6 photos total), and title the post “Principles of Design Photos.” Edit your photos before uploading them to your blog. 

 

Assignments August 21-24

4. Camera Simulators – Due Monday before class is over

The powerpoint below gives more information on how ISO, Shutter speed, and aperture work together in photography.

digital_photography_basics-1p9znz8.pptx

Play around with the camera simulators and learn how to use the camera controls. 

http://camerasim.com/apps/original-camerasim/web//

http://www.canonoutsideofauto.ca/play/

Discuss camera use and check out, then practice with the camera in the classroom in groups. Submit one photo that you or your group members took, in the caption area title the photo and include the ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture settings (we will discuss how to find this in Photos and how to use photos as well). Title your blog post “Camera Simulators.”

5. Composition – Due Tuesday before class is over

Read about what makes strong composition in a photograph and what catches the viewers eye. Find  12 sample photos online which show good composition. Make a gallery of images in Edublogs. Post your gallery and write 12 complete sentences, (with capitals and periods), one sentence under in the caption area of each photo before posting, to explain what element of composition each photo represents. Title your blog post “Composition.”

http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/tip/3372/18-composition-rules-for-photos-that-shine/

25 Photo Composition Tips

6. Lenses – Read and Write – Due Wednesday before class is over

Read this article and write three paragraphs explaining what you now know and understand about camera lenses.

lenses-1kaubut

7. Negative Prints – Due Thursday before class is over

We will go over negative prints and create one in class.

Assignments August 14-17

1. Create Blog – Due Tuesday before class is over

Make a blog for your photo work and critique writing. http://edublogs.org/

You must join the class blog: http://kacieanglin.edublogs.org… FIRST BEFORE YOU PICK A TEMPLATE.

Follow the link for help on adding the class blog http://help.edublogs.org/own-student-blog/ when it asks you to search for the teacher type in kacieanglin

Include your blog title and your first name on your blog.

2. How to use blog Due Wednesday before class is over

Write an about me section as a TEXT WIDGET on your blog. Follow the link for help on adding a text widget http://help.edublogs.org/widgets/#Adding_Widgets

Make your very first post a photograph of yourself, title it “First Post.”

Your second post will be a gallery post with three images from the internet, title it “Gallery.”

3. Camera Functions Due Thursday before class is over

Read this article about basic camera functions.  http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/camera-exposure.htm

and watch the following history of photography video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaGUL8B-BrE 

Write 20 sentences you learned while reading this article. Be sure to include what is an aperture, shutter speed, ISO, camera metering. (using Word) Copy and paste your text in your blog as a blog post titled: “Camera Functions”. Use academic language and remember the rules of grammar.